What’s On - Events - July 26 onwards

EVENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 26

CHESTER: Pull Along Toys - make a pull along toy just like the ones that have been used for 2,000 years, at the Grosvenor Museum’s Newstead Gallery from 2-4pm. Free drop-in sessions.

NORTHWICH: Blow Thy Horn Hunter - make your own noisy version of the Delamere Horn, as used by medieval and Tudor foresters, at Weaver Hall Museum from 10am-4pm. Visit www.weaverhallmuseum.org.uk.

FRIDAY, JULY 27

CHESTER: Screening of the film Black Beauty (U), based on Anna Sewell’s novel, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 2pm. Admission free but booking essential on 01244 972112.

SATURDAY, JULY 28

CHESTER: Antique, collectors and vintage fair at the Northgate Arena in Victoria Road from 10am-4pm.

WEPRE: Badger Watch - come prepare for an adventurous walk off the path to see badgers in their natural habitat at Wepre Park from 7.30-10pm. Meet at Wepre Park Visitor Centre. Booking essential on 01244 814931.

SUNDAY, JULY 29

CORWEN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Caereuni in Ffordd Ty Cerrig, Godre’r Gaer, from 2-5pm. Admission £3, children free.

CREWE: National Gardens Scheme open day at Alma Villa in Main Road, Shavington, from 11.30am-4.30pm. Admission £3, children free. Call 01270 567710.

FRODSHAM: Classic car show at the community centre in Fluin Lane.

RHUDDLAN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Bodrhyddan from 2-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free. Call 01745 590400.

MONDAY, JULY 30

COTEBROOK: Giant Gentle Horses - guided tour of the Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre followed by learning about horse care from noon-1.30pm. Adults £15, children £12. Maximum 20 people per session. Call 01829 760506.

TUESDAY, JULY 31

CHESTER: Finger Puppets - make little puppets and perform your own puppet show, at the Grosvenor Museum’s Newstead Gallery from 2-4pm. Free drop-in sessions.

COTEBROOK: Giant Gentle Horses - guided tour of the Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre followed by learning about horse care from noon-1.30pm. Adults £15, children £12. Maximum 20 people per session. Call 01829 760506.

RUTHIN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Firgrove, Llanfwrog from 11.30am-3.30pm. Admission £3.50, children £2. Call 01824 702677 or visit www.firgrovecountryhouse.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

CHESTER: Magic Rabbit Magician - family magician Stephen Cooil performs free shows for children aged 3+ at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 11.15am, 1.30pm and 3.15pm.

CHESTER: A Taste of Cheshire Cheese - join Kevin Williams from the Cheese Wedge in Chester Market who will talk about his time there and the large variety of cheeses he offers at his stall, at Chester History and Heritage at 2.30pm. Tickets £3. Call 01244 972210.

CHESTER: North West Lupus Support Group meeting at Cafe Bembe at Chester Zoo. Call 0754 888 3667 or 0793 643 3134.

COTEBROOK: Giant Gentle Horses - guided tour of the Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre followed by learning about horse care from noon-1.30pm. Adults £15, children £12. Maximum 20 people per session. Call 01829 760506.

WEPRE: Tree Trail - a fun educational trail for young children from 1-3pm. Pick up the instructions from Wepre Park Visitor Centre and enjoy following the trail learning about the variety of trees and their importance to the park. Booking essential on 01244 814931.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

CHESTER: Hobby Horses - make your own trusty steed to carry you off on adventures, at the Grosvenor Museum’s Newstead Gallery from 2-4pm. Free drop-in sessions.

WREXHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Park Cottage in Penley from 2-4pm. Admission £3, children £1. Call 01948 830126.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

ALTRINCHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Dunham Massey from 11am-5.30pm. Admission £7, children £3.50. Call 0161 941 1025.

CHEADLE HULME: National Gardens Scheme open day at 72 Hill Top Avenue from 2-6pm. Admission £3, children free. Call 0161 486 0055.

CHESTER: Chester Races family fun day at Chester Racecourse. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

OAKMERE: National Garden Scheme open day at Stonyford Cottage in Stonyford Lane from 1.30-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01606 888128 or visit www.stonyfordcottagegardens.co.uk.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

RUTHIN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Firgrove, Llanfwrog from 11.30am-3.30pm. Admission £3.50, children £2. Call 01824 702677 or visit www.firgrovecountryhouse.co.uk.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

CHESTER: ChesterBet 6 Goal Shield at Chester Racecourse. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

CHESTER: ChesterBet 6 Goal Shield at Chester Racecourse. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

CHESTER: Renowned artist Rebecca Lardner visiting Whitewall Galleries in St Michael’s Row, Grosvenor Shopping Centre, which is staging Hightide, an exhibition of her award-winning original paintings and collectable editions. Call 01244 400401 or visit www.whitewallgalleries.com.

WREXHAM: Wrexham Antiques and Collectors Fair at the Memorial Hall from 9.30am-3.30pm. Adults £1, concessions 70p, children free accompanied by an adult. Call 01492 547868, 07786016576 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

WARRINGTON: The Beginners Guide to the Night Sky - The history of Jodrell bank and its telescopes are the focus of tonight’s lecture aimed at beginners to the night sky, at Walton Hall Gardens at 8pm. Tickets priced at £8 adults and £4 children must be purchased in advance from the Pyramid box office on 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

CHESTER: Discover the Water Tower - a rare opportunity to explore the Water and Bonewaldesthorne’s Towers on the City Walls from 11am-4pm. Enjoy the dramatic view of the towers over a cup of tea in the Water Tower Gardens Pavilion. Children’s activities and maps help bring the past to life. Free drop-in session.

CHESTER: Chester Races Summer Festival at Chester Racecourse. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

WREXHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Erddig Hall from 11am-4.30pm. Admission £7, children £3.50. Call 01978 315150 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

CHESTER: Discover the Water Tower - a rare opportunity to explore the Water and Bonewaldesthorne’s Towers on the City Walls from 11am-4pm. Enjoy the dramatic view of the towers over a cup of tea in the Water Tower Gardens Pavilion. Children’s activities and maps help bring the past to life. Free drop-in session.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

CORWEN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Caereuni in Ffordd Ty Cerrig, Godre’r Gaer, from 2-5pm. Admission £3, children free.

DENBIGH: National Gardens Scheme open day at Tan-y-Parc in Llanrhaeadr from 2-6pm. Admission £3, children free. Call 01745 890807.

MONDAY, AUGUST 27

CORWEN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Caereuni in Ffordd Ty Cerrig, Godre’r Gaer, from 2-5pm. Admission £3, children free.

DUTTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Bluebell Cottage Gardens in Lodge Lane, from 10am-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01928 713718 or visit www.bluebellcottage.co.uk.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

CHESTER: Horses in War Throughout History - lecture by John Doran, course leader of the MA in militar history at the University of Chester, investigates the use of horses in human combat across 20 centuries, at the Grosvenor Musem Lecture Theatre from 2-3pm. Admission free.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

CHESTER: Chester Races Ladies Day at Chester Racecourse. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

KELSALL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Mount Pleasant in Yeld Lane from noon-5pm. Admission £4, children £1. Call 01829 751592 or visit www.mountpleasantgardens.co.uk.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

CORWEN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Caereuni in Ffordd Ty Cerrig, Godre’r Gaer, from 2-5pm. Admission £3, children free.

KELSALL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Mount Pleasant in Yeld Lane from noon-5pm. Admission £4, children £1. Call 01829 751592 or visit www.mountpleasantgardens.co.uk.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on Bear Necessities, Brown Bears, Polar Bears and Birds of Northern Europe at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 300166 or visit www.chesterphotographicsociety.org.uk.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

BACKFORD: Backford Mollington & District Local History Society meeting with talk on The Roman North West – a new perspective, by David Shotter, at Backford and Mollington Village Hall at 7.30pm.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

CHESTER: Roodee Challenge Polo Cup at Chester Racecourse. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

CHESTER: Roodee Challenge Polo Cup at Chester Racecourse. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

WREXHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Park Cottage in Penley from 2-4pm. Admission £3, children £1. Call 01948 830126.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on My Photographic Journey at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 300166 or visit www.chesterphotographicsociety.org.uk.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

CHESTER: Grosvenor Museum Society meeting with talk on Paint Run Mad: 1910 Exhibition, London, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 532199.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

CHESTER: Chester Globetrotters meeting with talk on Ethiopia at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 629930.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen meeting with talk on Skin Deep - The Beastly Art of Beauty, Reality and Ridicule at the Grosveor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 0151 346 1017.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on Pages From A Sunburnt Album at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Further Reports on Chester City Walls by Simon Ward at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

BACKFORD: Backford Mollington & District Local History Society meeting with talk on For Crying Out Loud, a history of town cryers, including Chester, by David Mitchell, at Backford and Mollington Village Hall at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Travel Posters by Dr Anthony Kelly at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

NORTHOP: National Gardens Scheme open day at 90 St Peter’s Park from 2-5.30pm. Call 01352 840758.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Antarctica by Brian Anderson at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

ELLESMERE PORT: Beer Festival at the National Waterways Museum with real ale from the best of British craft brewers with canal connections plus musical entertainment. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

ELLESMERE PORT: Beer Festival at the National Waterways Museum with real ale from the best of British craft brewers with canal connections plus musical entertainment. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

ELLESMERE PORT: Beer Festival at the National Waterways Museum with real ale from the best of British craft brewers with canal connections plus musical entertainment. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Journeys Through The Tropical Forests of Borneo by Geoff Somers at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Road to Bali by Denise Haywood at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Shake, Rattle and Roll (Rollercoasters) by Dr Paul Hindle at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

BACKFORD: Backford Mollington & District Local History Society meeting with talk on Thelwall – the First Gunpowder Works in the North of England by Mike Taylor, at Backford and Mollington Village Hall at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Eastern Turkey - Land of the Kurds by Chris and Keith Buxton at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Art and Culture of Sicily by Adrian Sumner at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Japaese Gardens by David Woolf at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

BACKFORD: Backford Mollington & District Local History Society meeting with talk on The Haunting of Backford Hall by Mike McManus, at Backford and Mollington Village Hall at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Wild Snowdonia by Glyn Parry at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Close Encounters Down Under by Margaret Sixsmith at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

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